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Kuwait marks ninth year of Amir’s reign – Sheikh Sabah attends flag-raising ceremony

KUWAIT: Kuwait marks today the ninth anniversary of the accession of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as the ruler of Kuwait. On Jan 26, 2006, the National…

Diesel, kerosene prices cut to 110 fils

KUWAIT: Kuwait has cut selling prices of diesel and kerosene at filling stations after political opposition to price hikes underlined the difficulty of reforming the country's welfare system, even as…

Work permits to reopen

KUWAIT: Official sources at the Manpower Public Authority (MPA) said that issue of work permits will be discussed during the Authority’s board meeting due to be held on the return…

Protesters slam closure of Al-Watan at KJA vigil

KUWAIT: Kuwait Journalists Association held a vigil of solidarity at its headquarters in Shuwaikh yesterday to protest against the closure of Al-Watan newspaper by the commerce ministry. The vigil was…

Fish prices soar

KUWAIT: Following the municipality’s condition of mandating fish importers to provide a health certificate and a certificate or origin with all fish imports, fish prices in local markets have rapidly…

Judge rules to reopen Al-Watan daily, but govt objects

KUWAIT: A judge presiding over emergency matters yesterday ruled that Al- Watan newspaper should be reopened and all procedures withdrawing its commercial and media licences should be suspended until the…

73 vehicles impounded

KUWAIT: Hawally governorate was the site of a traffic campaign during which 300 traffic citations were issued and 73 vehicles impounded. Shot fired in Andalus The security information department said…

Liquor factories busted

KUWAIT: General security men stormed two local liquor factories and large quantities of liquor were found. Five Asians including a woman were arrested. Four gas cylinders, 36 full bottles and…

Assembly approves law to confiscate illegal weapons – MP blasts ‘criminal’ expats, demands action

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday passed a law giving the interior ministry the powers to collect unlicensed firearms after agreeing to increase penalties on violators. After a brief delay to…

Zour plant opens – Muslims first victims of ‘terror': French FM

KUWAIT: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called yesterday for international cooperation against extremism, saying Muslims have been the first victims of "terrorism". "No one fights under the name of religion,"…

Kuwait to establish hi-tech traffic monitoring system

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Municipality yesterday signed a multi-million dinars deal with a foreign company to establish a world-class, highly sophisticated system for monitoring traffic across the nation. “The traffic monitoring…

Health certificates a must for fish imports

KUWAIT: The Municipality’s imported foodstuff department yesterday issued a decision mandating all foreign fish and seafood exporters will have to provide health certificates for their exports to Kuwait from the…

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